Sojourner Family Peace Center donation; $300K from anonymous donor

Sojourner Family Peace Center, Milwaukee

Sojourner Family Peace Center announced on Monday, Aug. 22 that it has received a $300,000 gift from an anonymous donor to bolster the nonprofit’s Restraining Order program amid a rise in domestic violence homicides. Last month, seven women were murdered in Milwaukee as a result of intimate partner violence in what is being called a homicide crisis.

A news release says the anonymous gift will fund four additional Restraining Order advocates – for one year – to help domestic violence survivors file for restraining order protection, and a coordinator for Sojourner’s Volunteer Advocacy Legal Team (VALT). VALT was formed earlier this year to address a growing waitlist of survivors wanting to file for a restraining order.

In 2021, Sojourner answered more than 12,000 calls from police officers, community members and survivors through its 24-hour domestic violence hotline, provided more than 13,500 nights of emergency shelter and served over 8,100 survivors and their families. 

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If you or someone you know is living in an abusive situation, call 414-933-2722 or text 414-877-8100 to connect with a Sojourner Advocate. All calls and texts are confidential. You are invited to visit for more information.